Old Gold & Black

Ladies in the game

Sarah Fuller pictured in the locker room before the game (Photo courtesy of Twitter)
Sarah Fuller makes history as the first female play in a men's college football game
December 16, 2020

It was almost hard to put into words what I was watching unfold in front of me last weekend. My sister, who follows Wake Forest sports and the occasional football or hockey game, came downstairs on Saturday...

University must expand COVID-19 testing this spring

Additional random testing must be implemented to ensure a safe second semester
December 6, 2020

Even with the majority of students back at home, multiple Wake Forest football and basketball games have been postponed “due to COVID-19 issues on campus.” It seems like the main problem isn’t the...

Staff Editorial: Editorial staff reflects on semester

November 19, 2020

When the Old Gold & Black transitioned to publishing exclusively online last spring, we had no clue what was in store for us, the university or the country. The past seven months have been a whirlwind...

News media consumers must prioritize truth

News sources must revaulate their allegiances and value honesty and integrity
November 19, 2020

Fox News has been the top competitor in the battle of cable news networks. For 18 straight years, Fox News has dominated CNN and MSNBC, achieving high ratings and receiving a spot in over 90% of United...

Surprise trip suggests new tradition

An open mind can serve as the catalyst to a new and a positive experience
November 19, 2020

 Over the past weekend, I drove cross country from Wake Forest to Kansas City, Missouri. Going through the Appalachian mountains, through Asheville, Knoxville and Nashville, I stopped for the night...

President-elect Biden must unify nation

Biden's presidency draws high expectations from the U.S. and the world
November 19, 2020

Over 79 million Americans got what they wanted out of the 2020 election: a Joe Biden presidency. However, while the votes they cast may have had a black bubble next to Joseph R. Biden, many feel that that...

Isolated stay facilitates introspection

Best Western adventure allows for new best friends and radical personal growth
November 19, 2020

Seven days ago, I was whisked away from the smelly yet comfortable confines of my third floor Dogwood suite and into a luxurious ground floor single at the Best Western Plus. This has coalesced into a...

Twitter implements unnecessary feature

The new update fails to address more meaningful desires shared by many users
November 19, 2020

Never mind the fact that Twitter users have been asking for an edit button for years, never mind the fact that Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook all have story features; and never mind the fact that Twitter...

Holiday traditions require change

Economic and public health effects of pandemic necessitate modified gift-giving
November 19, 2020

It’s that time of year — everyone is perusing their favorite shops, buying gifts for their loved ones and themselves. The winter holidays are approaching with a bit over a month to spare, and most...

Staff Editorial: Election engagement must extend into future

November 12, 2020

Nine days after Election Day, North Carolina has yet to be called in the race for president. While President Donald Trump has a modest lead, President-elect Joe Biden is only trailing by 1.3 points. As...

Contemporary poetry shares experience

Readers should venture out into unfamiliar prose and poetry
November 12, 2020

Poetry, as it exists in today’s world, is unbound. If you have appreciation for poems, you have likely observed the descent of mean form from the public foreground and the assimilation of poetic expression...

Pandemic remains an issue post-election

Despite Biden's vitory, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a pressing issue in America
November 12, 2020

With the victory of President-Elect Joe Biden this past Saturday afternoon, cities around the country let out an audible sigh of relief. In New York City, streets were transformed into the stage for a...

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